OUR ROLE IS TO MINIMISE DEFENCE EXPENDITURE – PROF BAKUT.

OUR ROLE IS TO MINIMISE DEFENCE EXPENDITURE – PROF BAKUT.

The Director General of Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) Prof Bakut T Bakut said the major role of the Institute is to minimize the Defence expenditure through research and capacity building in peace and conflict management.

This was revealed during a courtesy call to the Institute by the management team of the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) led by the Director General Major General Garba Wahab (rtd).

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Prof Bakut said he looks forward for a more robust collaboration between the Institute and NARC in areas of peace and conflict resolution.

He said the Institute which is under Ministry of Foreign affairs is primarily a research Centre, a think-tank and an agency to strengthen Nigeria capacity for promotion of peace and conflict prevention, management and resolution.

The management team was conducted round the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution Library where they were introduced to books on Security, Espionage/Terrorism and Peace and Conflict Resolution.

In a similar development, the Director General NARC also paid a courtesy visit to the Chief of Army Standards and Evaluation, Maj Gen AO Shodunke in his office at the Army Headquarters, Abuja. The aim of the visit was to acquaint the department of the core functions, processes and future projections of NARC. It was to also seek collaboration in the areas of standardization, cooperation and feedback. Particularly, the DG requested for regular information on NA emerging challenges for which the Centre has been mandated to proffer solutions to.

Maj Gen Shodunke in his response expressed gratitude to receive the team from NARC and pledged to have a healthy collaboration with the Centre.

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